- One of Wellington's most popular tourist attractions, the cable car runs from Lambton Quay, tunnels under the corporate towers of The Terrace and emerges in Kelburn.
- Named after the first Duke of Wellington, one of Wellington's three Maori names is 'Te Upoko-o-te-Ika-a-Maui' meaning The Head of the Fish of Mau and is tied to the Maori legend that says Maui, a demi-god, fished up the North Island from the depths of the ocean.
- Every February Wellington comes alive with the International Rugby Sevens.
- 16 teams from around the world come to New Zealand to battle it out for the title and Wellington goes into party mode to welcome
them. Throughout the three days the games are on, expect to see thousands of people dressed up in intricate costumes, having a good time. It truly is a site to behold! Tickets always go early so if you think you will be in Wellington early February of next year - book your tickets NOW!!!
- All Lord of the Rings fans should head north to the Kaitoke Regional Park which was used as 'Rivendell' in the Lord of the Rings, and Hobbit films.
Visit Jasons for motels, motor lodge and motor inn accommodation throughout the Wellington region. Options include serviced self-contained units with phone, TV, internet, air conditioning, kitchen, bathroom and laundry services.